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Demone Lecture | DSM-V and Addictions

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, December 03, 2013

Gathering Lounge
Livingston Student Center
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Please join us for DSM-V and Addictions: Reconceptualizing the Role of Brain, Behavior, and Excess, presented by Marc Potenza, M.D., Ph.D.

The purpose of this lecture is to contextualize recent changes to the DSM-V regarding addictions, based on advances in scientific research. The talk will: 1) Provide a historical overview of the classification of substance use and behavioral addictions in the DSM; 2) Summarize bio-behavioral research leading to new perspectives on what constitutes an "addiction;" 3) Review diagnostic changes between the DSM-IV-TR and DSM-V for both substance and behavioral-based addictions; 4) Provide implications of these changes for practice and policy; 5) Discuss research areas for future modifications to addiction diagnoses.

One complimentary non-clinical CEU will be awarded to attendees.

About the speaker:

Dr. Potenza is a board-certified psychiatrist with sub-specialty training and certification in addiction psychiatry. He has trained at Yale University receiving a combined BS/MS with Honors in Molecular Biochemistry and Biophysics and a PhD in Cell Biology, the latter concurrent with the MD through the Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed internship, psychiatric residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship training at Yale.

Currently, he is a Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neurobiology at the Yale University School of Medicine where he is Director of the Problem Gambling Clinic, the Center of Excellence in Gambling Research, and the Women and Addictive Disorders Core of Women's Health Research at Yale.

Dr. Potenza is on the editorial boards of ten journals and editor-in-chief of the forthcoming Current Addiction Reports journal and has received multiple national and international awards for excellence in research and clinical care. He has consulted to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Registry of Effective Programs, National Institutes of Health, American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization on matters of addiction. He has participated in two DSM-5 research work groups, addressing topics relating to gambling, impulse control, and addiction.

About the lecture:
This endowed fund is established by Harold W. and Marguerite F. Demone in order to provide the necessary resources for an annual lecture by a noted authority on the subject of alcohol and related addictions.

This fund also provides up to three scholarships to MSW degree candidates who are completing field placements in a setting that involves work in alcohol abuse or other addictions.

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